Bart, Jean(zhäN bär), 1650–1702, French naval hero, b. Dunkirk. Of a seafaring family, he enlisted in the Dutch navy but entered French service as a privateer at the outbreak of the Dutch War (1672). In 1686 he was commissioned a navy captain. As a reward for his spectacular exploits, particularly in the War of the Grand Alliance, he was ennobled (1694) and made a rear admiral (1696) by King Louis XIV.
(pseudonym of Eugeniu Botez). Born Nov. 28, 1874, in Burdujeni; died May 12, 1933. Rumanian writer.
Bart’s first sketches and articles appeared in workers’ newspapers. He also wrote travelers’ sketches and stories in which the romance of the sea serves as background for the hard lot of toilers, fishermen, and dockworkers. Bart’s best work, Europolis (1933; Russian translation, 1958), concerns the life of a port city.
WORKSIn Russian translation:
Nevypolnennyi dolg. Bucharest, 1961. (See the introduction by T. Vyrgolich.)